Speeding Essay

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  • Topic: Road safety, Traffic law, Moving violation
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  • Published : May 21, 2006
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There are so many penalties for speeding. If you speed you could loose control of your car or hurt someone or even end someone's life. You could also get pulled over like I did and get a speeding ticket and have to go to court. If you go to court you most likely will get your license taken away, which was in my case. My punishment was nothing major just a short driving class, an essay and a 30 day license suspension. Speeding has consequences and if you speed you should be penalized to learn your lesson. So if you're running late, or in a hurry or just not paying attention do not speed, because it doesn't get you anywhere but in more trouble. Speeding can also be going too slow. The law says that "no person shall operate a vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or to comply with the law." If you do get a speeding ticket on the first offense, if it is under the speed limit you might not get your license taken away at all but you will have to attend traffic school and write an essay. On a second offense you lose your license for 30-90 days, depending on if you lost your license on the first offense. On the third offense you lose your license until you are 18. Speeding is very dangerous because as I said before it could hurt or kill someone or yourself. The reason I chose to speed was because I was in a hurry. I was leaving school and had to do a couple of little chores before work, so I chose to speed to make up time. Unfortunately because of my speeding I got pulled over, I got a speeding ticket and didn't get home until till almost 2:00. Of course, I had to tell my mother. I got grounded and had to pay my mom back for the cost of the ticket, court cost and traffic school. My mom also took my driving privileges away. I could only drive to school and back. I also had to regain trust with my parents that I would not speed anymore and this was no...
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